Main Purpose of Job
The purpose of this position is to create the broadcast schedule on MPT & MPT2, as well as MPT's other distribution platforms. This includes scheduling MPT's two HD channels. This person will work closely with Traffic Department, Pledge Programming, Content and Creative Services departments. This position will be a program scheduler, and will manage the input and upkeep of programs within the current ProTrack software.
This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.
Use the ProTrack database to schedule programs, be aware of feed dates and times, track licenses and their start and end dates.
Make informed decisions when scheduling the channels based upon program performance, ratings, availability.
Effectively manage and schedule MPT's inventory of content including tracking and implementing the required common carriage scheduling.
Develop and distribute program schedules, schedule updates and ratings information to staff in a timely manner through monthly program grid meetings and daily ratings emails.
Education: Bachelor's degree in film, media, mass communications, or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Five years of experience in television production, programming and audience/market research with a working knowledge of the public broadcasting system and an emphasis on its programming and producing standards and practices.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.
ProTrack Database Experience
Educational and Public Television experience
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Effective analytical skills
Ability to understand and apply syndicated audience research and to obtain and use related special research
To apply, submit an online application to http://www.mpt.org/about/careers/